Missions

Help me, God, to live my days with compassion and service for others. There's a place for you to express your faith in concrete acts of compassionate service.

For more than 100 years, IPC has risen to the challenge of providing a place for inspired worship and fellowship and especially as a place for service. Here the hungry obtain food, the needy receive help, and children are tutored in reading, and are nurtured and loved.

Ministry Opportunities

  • One of IPC's first and oldest missions, the Children's Fresh Air Farm has evolved into a six-week summer learning program for under-served children in the greater Birmingham area. Students begin this program after completing a year in the STAIR program (Start The Adventure In Reading). Get Directions

  • The downtown shelter works with homeless women and their children to help them find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential. IPC volunteers serve dinners and spend the night at the shelter. The IPC children present a Christmas musical program at Christmas.

  • IPC offers financial assistance and food to local families in need. Every month, the Pantry Partners Ministry feeds around 100 families. This requires about 2,500 food pantry items a month. Your donations are necessary to help keep food on these families' tables.
    Sign up here for food pantry emails.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    IPC volunteers build a house during the Lenten season.

  • Hunger Work Group

    This group raises awareness of the crisis of hunger and works actively with compassion and justice for poor and hungry people through direct food relief, education and advocacy.

  • A non-profit retirement community sponsored by IPC. It includes independent living, assisted living, memory care assisted living and skilled nursing units on a scenic 120-acres campus. Open to all people at least 62-years-old

  • Living River offers summer camp and environmental education programs along the Cahaba River in Shelby and Bibb Counties. This nonprofit is associated with IPC's presbytery, the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley.

  • One of the ways IPC participates in the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ is by sending mission teams to places of need both within the United States and around the world.

  • IPC is partnering with Jefferson State Community College and The Literacy Council of Central Alabama to provide GED, basic literacy and ESL classes in JCCEO building in Kingston. Receptionist and tutoring opportunities are available.

  • Volunteers staff this tutoring program that seeks to improve the reading skills and self-esteem of second graders. Children and their tutors meet at the church after school.